War Outside



Songs by Ian McCalman

War Outside

© Ian McCalman MCPS/PRS

"Honest Poverty" (Greentrax 1993 CDTRAX067)
"McCalman Singular" (Greentrax CDTRAX269)

There's a war outside
And I don't know whether to run or fight
There's a war outside
And I don't care who's wrong or right
If I open the door
I could be deafened by the cannons roar
There's a war outside tonight

There's a war outside
And the guns are louder than they were last night
There's a war outside
And I don't care whether it's wrong or right
If I open the bloody door
I can hear that sort of cannons roar
There's a war outside tonight

Everything's Ok everything's fine
Just close the door till the end of time
Satellite TV turn off the news
Nothing but bad news, bad news
And no one wants to hear another bad news blues

There's a child outside
I can hear her crying and she's all alone
There's a child outside
The first refugee is the last one home
Standing there in the hand-out line
The wrong place at the wrong time
There's a child outside tonight

There's a war outside
And the guns are louder than they were last night
There's a war outside
And I don't care whether it's wrong or right
If I open the door
I can hear the distant cannon's roar
There's a war outside tonight